GODZILLA!

Discussion in 'Gallery & Designs' started by DAVESTAR, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. DAVESTAR

    DAVESTAR Active Member

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    For Cybergrinder...
    LensFlare.jpg :snaphappy:

    Had to resist the urge to do that on all the remaining photos!:D
    Thanks for the humor guys!

    Here's the fingers and hand...
    GODZILLA76.jpg GODZILLA77.jpg
    Fingers may be a bit crooked due to...well me! :banghead:

    Holiday break...
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  2. Cforrest900

    Cforrest900 Member

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    LOL

    Godzilla looks great like that. JJ should be hired as cinematographer for the sequel to the newest one
  3. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    The lens flare should come from his mouth..! ;)
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  4. Cforrest900

    Cforrest900 Member

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    I see what ya did there ;)
  5. freddyman

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    I concur with this
  6. DAVESTAR

    DAVESTAR Active Member

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    Per request. Should be better - but have to go to sleep sometime!
    LensFlare2.jpg
    In the mean time...

    The tail consists of many two part pieces that combine to form one section of the tail. As the diameter of the tail gets smaller the sections are just one piece wrapped around itself.
    GODZILLA78.jpg GODZILLA79.jpg
    Not much gluing surface - will be using more wedges....
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  7. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    LOL, thanks Davestar, you made my lens flare, sorry, day! :) Model is looking great!
  8. Revell-Fan

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    :cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:

    Yep, THAT'S cool! :)
  9. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    Davestar, looks like you will have a tail to tell once this part is done
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  10. DAVESTAR

    DAVESTAR Active Member

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    LOL! A telltale sign of good humor! :rolleyes:

    Here we have the tail halfway done - no more falling over backwards! :)
    GODZILLA80.jpg

    Some of the last parts with extra wedges for support. Still had to color in some of the white guides to prevent them from showing.:snaphappy:
    GODZILLA81.jpg

    Only took a week - and that's a tall tail!:D
    GODZILLA82.jpg

    Dorsal fins - there are millions to make...:(
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  11. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    Wow, looking good! At least you didn't hit a tail-spin :)

    Now I'm toying with the idea of doing Striker Eureka from Pacific Rim...

    Maybe the Jaeger can take on Godzilla.....

    (After I finish the Defiant, of course :))
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  12. freddyman

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    that jaeger is going to get torn apart, but cool idea though
  13. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Turns out there is a way to get the Epson model, it involves downloading drivers, then the model, intercepting the file with a virtual printer, another program, and sounds like waaay too much work!

    Your model is coming out great!! :)
  14. DAVESTAR

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    Thanks zathros - I think I'm seeing double....:)

    Here's the start of the central fins -row "A"
    GODZILLA83.jpg
    Here you can see the spots where the fin rows go.
    GODZILLA84.jpg
    Here is row "A" completed...
    GODZILLA85.jpg

    Only four more rows to go!
  15. Cybergrinder

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    No pun intended? "torn apart" ;)
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I'm surprised the forum software let me do that/ Refocus, aaah, all is well! :)


    Don't forget to hit the "Like" button!! :)
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  17. DAVESTAR

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    Thanks zathros!

    Here we have a "B" row fin.
    This piece is folded in half and then cut. After gluing, I cut off the folded edge (as shown by the arrows) to get rid of the dashed line.
    GODZILLA86.jpg

    The last of the smaller row "B" fins drying...
    GODZILLA87.jpg

    Picked up the 2014 movie yesterday :D
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    Row "E" ready for cutting and marking
    Godzilla88.jpg

    Last row "D" left to do (ok so I did them out of order...):rolleyes:
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  19. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    Wait, where's the lens flare? :D
  20. DAVESTAR

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    Here is the last row of fins with the yellow cut guide facing away.
    Godzilla89.jpg

    And today the build is finally finished! :D Not before the movie as planned and not even before the movie came out on Blu-ray! :( But it is finished! :)
    Godzilla91.jpg

    With some other (plastic) figures...
    Godzilla90.jpg

    A fun model to do. Next time I'll use matte paper for the body and glossy paper for the eyes, teeth and claws.
    Blue LEDs for the fins is a must. Probably blow it up larger as well.

    My critiques for this model (other than my own lack of skill) is the way some of the parts fit together - rather loosely with gaps that can be seen.
    I think the head is slightly too small (perhaps I printed that page at a different scale?) or the neck is slightly too large.

    Will work on a few more shots (with lens flare thumbsup) and post when completed. :snaphappy: